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Program Partners & Funding


The Watershed Education Program runs on the collaborative effort of a diverse group of community partners. These agencies and organizations provide contributions of funds, resources, and time to support the Watershed Education Program. In turn, the MFWWC works closely with these groups to identify objectives for watershed conservation and enhancement.

The WEP is overseen by the Education and Outreach Committee, whose purpose is to assess the educational needs of the watershed community and to provide opportunities for better understanding and improving watershed health. Committee members comprise broad interests within the Middle Fork Willamette Watershed and come together to form a network of resources, ideas, and strategies for watershed education and outreach.

Committee Members

Eve Montanaro; MFWWC Executive Director
Barrett Frobose; MFWWC Education and Outreach Coordinator
Amy Chinitz; Springfield Utility Board
D’Lynn Williams; US Forest Service
Nikki Swanson; US Forest Service
Don Hampton; MFWWC Board Member, Oakridge resident
Christie Johnson; US Army Corps of Engineers
Sean Stewart; MFWWC Board Member, Oregon Parks and Recreation Department
Nancy Sawtelle; Bureau of Land Management
Cyndi Quirk; Pleasant Hill Elementary teacher
Kelly Reis; Oregon Department of Fish ad Wildlife
Katie Lynch; University of Oregon Environmental Leadership Program


The Watershed Education Program is a grant-based program and seeks funds annually to continue offering education and service projects to the community. The WEP is funded through the Gray Family Fund of the Oregon Community Foundation, the Oregon Watershed Enhancement Board, the US Environmental Protection Agency, the National Forest Foundation, Meyer Memorial Trust contributions from the program partners listed above, local businesses, and private citizens.

If you are interested in making a contribution to support watershed education in the Middle Fork Willamette, contact us for more information.